An image of Dunnottar Castle in Scotland. A coastal castle on the very edge of a cliff.

Scotland Announces GRA Reform Proposal

It removes the need to have anything signed off by a doctor, it opens it up to 16 year olds and the wait is cut down significantly from 2 years to 3 months. Though it is still an arbitrary wait nonetheless which could certainly be improved by simply not existing at all.
Screenshot of Viktor Hargreeves (Elliot Page) in The Umbrella Academy Season 3; with the cheesiest happiest grin you ever did see

Elliot Page and undeniable Trans Joy; The Umbrella Academy Season 3

The world is not kind to trans people right now. From news to opinion pieces to comedy specials, it can feel like we’re in our own form of an apocalypse. But we can learn from Elliot Page and from Viktor, and not let that stop us from finding our authenticity and those moments of joy.
A wide shot of JK Rowling reading from The Sorcerer's Stone in The White House Gardens

JK Rowling, lesbians and The Cotton Ceiling

If they believe it hard enough, perhaps they can will it into existence but I doubt it. Trans people just don't want to have sex with rancid nasty bigots. We want to have sex with people who love us and respect us, like anyone else.

#TransAwarenessWeek: Trans rage and why it’s necessary

Our first #TransAwarenessWeek piece is from Carrie Marshall who writes on the need for trans rage after our community was deliberately held back by societies and governments.
A photo of Helen Joyce during a speaking event. Helen Joyce reads porn of teenagers for "research".

Sex Matters Director Helen Joyce reads porn of teenagers for “research”

Sex Matters is an organisation ran by Maya Forstater and Helen Joyce who campaign against transgender equality under the guise of safeguarding women and children. A tagline I find hilarious in the light of the admission that Helen Joyce reads porn of teenagers.
A photo of the Palace of Westminster taken from across the river during the evening. There's a real beautiful contrast between the fiery oranges lighting up the walls of the palace and the peaceful blue sky above.

UK Government debates non-binary legal recognition, sort of

So they sort-of debated the idea of non-binary representation, but mostly didn't. Instead opting to just do fearmongering and spread hateful rhetoric through parliament. Democracy! The whole thing wraps up with them patting themselves on the back for a job well done and deciding not to move forwards with any plans to include non-binary people in our legal system.
A phot of BBC's Justin Webb at Chiswick Book Festival credit; Roger Green, Wikimedia Commons

Justin Webb lied, the BBC did not cut ties with Stonewall over suicide statistics

Justin Webb of BBC Radio 4 recently posted on Twitter regarding the BBC's decision to back out of Stonewall's Diversity Champions and Workplace Equality Index Schemes. He claimed that the BBC and "responsible organisations" cut ties with Stonewall over claims they had made in a 2017 School Report. The BBC response to a Freedom of Information request I sent does not corroborate this.
A photo showing a packed chamber in the House of Commons. This was for a debate on Brexit in 2019. Which includes many of the candidates in the tory leadership race.

The 8 contenders of the Tory leadership race; who is best for transgender people?

If you are transgender and despaired at reading all this, I can only apologise. However, as a community, we will get through it. We are being made the focus of the tory leadership race to distract from the real societal problems such as the cost of living crisis because they have no solutions. The Conservatives have been in power for over a decade, these issues are of their own making. Transgender people existed long before they were elected, and we’ll be around after they leave government. We will win.
An image from Sapporo rainbow pride in 2019, the same year Law 111 was last upheld in Japan. The Image shows hundreds of people walking below rainbow balloons. Credit: Miki Yoshihito via Wikimedia Commons

Law 111: Japan’s trans sterilisation now unconstitutional, Supreme Court rules

In order to change their gender marker Japanese people have had to submit to trans sterilisation via Law 111. However a recent Supreme Court ruling has found this to be unconstitutional, covering this momentous change for Japanese trans people, Mako Nakajima writes;
The Scottish Parliament debating chamber where Scottish GRA reform was recently debated. Where Scottish Parliament public gallery kicked off and where Scottish Gender Recognition Reform bill was passed.

Scottish Parliament public gallery kicks off over GRR ammendment defeat

As we hear arguments for and against ammendments for the Gender Recognition Reform bill and the ultimate decision on whether it will pass; the Scottish Parliament public gallery has kicked off.